We’ve read the reviews across the web for the KEEN Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot – Men’s and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 494
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Very wide toe-box adding to roominess and comfort.
- Air vents for breathability.
- Weight and underfoot support is a nice balance between a trail runner and a heavy-duty hiking boot, allowing for versatility.
- Low break-in time and comfortable.
- Provides great traction on most outdoor surfaces.
- Soft heel bed and supportive shoe.
- Base is narrow and the sole is flexible, which is good for narrow-feet.
- Laces stay tight during use.
- Dries quickly.
- More ankle support than a trail runner.
- Fits true-to-size.
- Lacing system locks in mid-foot and heel securely.
- No pressure or chaffing spots.
- Sole features aggressive 4mm lugs for helping with traction, and a shank for torsional stability.
- The second lace loop is tied under the ankle bone to a point on the back of the heel, which provides secure footing.
- The upper hook locks the laces in place, allowing you to tie them without slipping off.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- The mold is curved upward at the toe, resulting in not letting the foot lay flat.
- Lace retainers are made of plastic, instead of metal, hindering durability.
- Reports of falling apart after 6 months of use.
- Less sole equals less support.
- Not waterproof at all and barely water-resistant due to lacing system and ventilation.
- Low vents allow water to seep in through shallow puddles when walking.
- Black outer sole may come off and the grey inner sole can come off as well.
- Not a lot of protection besides the toe protector.
- Voyageur’s strap-based design doesn’t adequately conform to a foot shape.
- Can pinch around the top of the foot where the boot’s contour proved to be problematic.
- Lugs are too shallow for off-trail hiking on slopes or on-trail hiking in poor conditions.
- Not for stream-crossings or rain.
The KEEN Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot for men is for those who prefer a balance between a heavier-duty hiking shoe and a lightweight trail-running shoe. The laces, comfort, and flexibility make this shoe suited for shorter day-hikes, but the lack of waterproofing and support make this shoe not preferred for multi-day hikes or bad weather.